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Storm Song Kindle Edition
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|Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3|
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Alive, the sky is alive with activity they can see from the picture window. The raindrops mix with the swirling leaves as the lightning lights up the darkened sky. "Lights go out. / the children jump-- / Bustle, / bark, / BUMP!" Oh, no, it's a very scary time and where is Mom? She gathers them close to sing them songs and even the dog begins to smile. It's a scary time. The rain comes down in buckets and there's still no light. Is there anything that can make the children smile again?
This is a delightfully charming day of three children and their very scary stormy day. The prose captures the fear, excitement, and wonder a thunderstorm brings to children. Thunderstorms can be awesome to some, but very scary to many little ones. The digital artwork captures their tentative feelings and fright as the storm brews and erupts around them. Their Mom knows just how to bring comfort to them, releasing them from the fear they feel. This is one of those perfect cuddle up and read books, especially when that thunder begins to rumble in the distance!
Well, it was a nice book; it rhymed and had an onomatopoeia-like approach with words imitating the sounds of a storm. I now realize that the name "Storm Song" is due to the almost musical rhythm of the rhymes. It's a very effective use of language and it makes language beautiful and powerful for a young audience. In that sense, it was very entertaining as well as educational and vocabulary-building.
But in the sense of reassuring children during what could be a scary experience, it is a little less successful. The illustrations are good, but a little dark and the children in the story are just short of panicked. The storm starts, all the sounds kick in, the power goes, and there are no explanations as to what thunder is, why rain happens or any other concept.
I suppose that it would have been difficult to do both things and do them both right, so I understand the author's choice since she, obviously, has a talent for language.
Some say that this is a "read-aloud" book; and I agree. This book is probably best for young children just learning to read; it's a great way for them to bond with parents, grandparents and others. I also agree with the reviewer who writes that author Nancy Viau uses a great deal of onomatopoeia in this book. Very good!
Somewhat older children can return to this book to understand the use of onomatopoeia; that's terrific because then the book can be a learning tool all over again!
I highly recommend this book for very young children just learning to read and appreciate the high value of books. Older kids can read this book again and see examples of onomatopoeia.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not what I hoped it would be. U was hoping for a more fun and descriptive book about storms. Rhyming words and phrases would have made it a page turner. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Tracie M.
It's okay if you want to teach your kids to fear innocuous things and learn how to write stupid book endings.Published 12 months ago by Triple P
Really like this book. Word choice isn't negatively effected for rhymes sake. We read it almost every time it storms.Published 14 months ago by Mrs. W
Liked reading all the words for the different noises that are made during a storm.
Likes to read, and be read to and helps not be afraid of noises during a storm.
My almost three year old son liked this book. He liked the rain most. The pictures are not super bright, but the rhythm of the words kept my sons attention.Published 19 months ago by Skipmersanzo
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